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“Totally Awesome!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Dancing Horses Theater

The Dancing Horses Theater
5065 State Rd 50, Delavan, WI 53115
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Delavan
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Owner description: Enjoy a day full of experience at Wisconsin’s own Dancing Horses, Animal Gardens. You day begins with The Dancing Horses Theatre presentation of an enchanting NEW performance that is unparalleled anywhere else. From the moment the show opens until the finale, the audiences of all ages sit spellbound, applauding each equine performer and trainer, exclaiming in wonder, chuckling at the humor and even wiping the occasional tear when a moment of connection touches a heartstring. Get up close with the trainers with our newest park feature: the Backstage Tour. During the tour, you are given a demonstration about liberty-style horse training and then you will be invited into the stables to meet the equine performers. Next, as you exit The Dancing Horses Theatre, you enter the 30-minute Exotic Bird Show which follows. Meeting our Exotic Birds is a delightful treat. This performance features several different species of exotic birds that will amaze you with their incredible abilities and antics. Your experience continues with more, a visit to the Baby Animal Barn. The Baby Animal Barn is filled with both domestic and exotic baby animals that children can hold and feed. Our staff is there to answer any questions you may have about our baby animals. In close proximity is an outside petting zoo and several charming rides children will enjoy.You can then take a walk or ride through our Wildlife Exhibit, a natural-setting zoo where you can see animals, many of which are indigenous to Wisconsin. The exhibit culminates in the Deer Park where you can pet and feed white tail deer. You can experience a tractor-pulled wagon ride though the park, where larger animals are available for viewing. You won’t want to miss the train ride though our Indian Village; complete with teepees, Native American art, and oral history lesson about the area’s indigenous people.With the two stunning performances, The Dancing Horses and the Exotic Bird Show, and our animal attractions, this will be a day you will not soon forget and will want to share with everyone.
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“Totally Awesome!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I totally enjoyed it. It was very entertaining. Not something that you would see every day. I would highly recommend going.

Visited October 2013
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Delavan, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“got a groupon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

had a good deal and it was a good time close to home. my favorite was the bird show. A great place for kids but we didn't have kids with us and had a great time.

Visited August 2013
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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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“Only OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This was an OK show, the highlight wasn't the horses but the ribbon acrobatic was fabulous and almost made the price of admission worth it. It didn't start off well with poor customer service at the ticket desk, the ticket indicated to arrive 45 min early...definitely no need for that. There were 15 minutes of pre-show which involved an over-priced pony ride and a cart full of overpriced glowing junk (this is my second touristy pet peeve) the costumes and horses were very pretty and well trained. The riders were very showy. There were some slides playing in the back round that were definitely not up to current technology and the show itself would have been much better if it followed some kind of theme or story rather than the disjointed vignettes that it offered.

Visited February 2014
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West Allis, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Dancing Horses In Delavan, WI was unbelievable. There Are So Many Words To Say How Great and Amazing This Show Was! WOW WOW WOW. My husband and I watched that last day of The Christmas Show Oh My Lord Is Was Out of This World. Will Be Going Back Again.

Visited January 2014
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Chicago IL
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“Perfect for a family or group”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a group of 25 with people of all ages and gender and we all enjoyed the bird show, dancing horses show and the backstage show. The animals are lovingly cared for and beautiful? You can see the staffs knowledge and respect for all of the animals. Desiree does a wonderful job with showcasing the horses and her riders. Very talented.

It was too snowy to see the gardens or to enjoy the other animals....emu, sheep, goats etc. who were out and looking for some treats.

Visited December 2013
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